Team Liquid and Fnatic Matchup Decided the Third Playoff Team at the ECS Season 5 Live Finals

Mike Kent. Last updated: May 17, 2022

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Team Liquid and Fnatic battled it out for the third spot in the ECS Season 5 Live Finals playoffs on the evening of Saturday, June 9th.

The $660,000 event is the culmination of an online campaign that has spanned since March, with eight teams qualifying by placing in the top four of their respective region.

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The SSE Wembley Arena in London had opened its doors for day two, with thousands of CS:GO fans turning up to watch some elite level play.

Fnatic had a tough first day after losing to Team Liquid on Friday afternoon, and went up against Cloud9 early on day two. They won that close battle 2-1, to get another shot at TL, who were waiting after losing to Astralis on day one.

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Team Liquid started Nuke with a 5-0 round count before Fnatic could respond thanks to JW’s impressive AWP skills.

The American side kept their pressure up on the new look Swedish team and punished them for their lack of coordination as a unit, taking an 11-4 lead into the half.

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Team Liquid didn’t stop and despite Fnatic’s best efforts, they were overan as the map finished 16-5.

After such a blowout first map, Team Liquid smelled blood as they moved onto their pick of Inferno. The North American’s took a 12-8 lead after a close first half, and despite a brief bit of life from Fnatic, TL took it 16-13 to win the game.

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Team Liquid advance to face NRG Esports in the semi-finals, while Fnatic place 5th/6th and take home $45,000 between the five players.

Follow our coverage of theECS Season 5 Live Finals via our dedicated coverage hub.